Priya Karkera

Pediatric Nutritionist, BSc, Post Graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics, PhD (Std)

Priya is a pioneer in Pediatric Nutrition and heads the Nutrition Vertical at FitterFly. Standardizing Clinical practices in Pediatric Nutrition in India is her dream towards a healthy nation. Marking her practice with excellence she is the first Indian Dietitian to complete the International Students Program in Clinical Pediatric Nutrition at The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. She has also visited Boston Children's Hospital to build International ties in the field of Pediatric Nutrition. Priya has extensive experience for over a decade in guiding children and their families to choose the road to good health. At FitterFly her team is building up a world class nutrition advisory and database for children. In Priya’s words, “Understanding and nurturing the dietary habits of a child right from an early age of life can lead to sure shot healthy adulthood and prevent alarming risk of metabolic conditions. Simply by teaching the family to adapt to healthier food habits and fitness activities in daily routine, we aim to work towards a healthier next generation.”

Diet and dental hygiene

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Dental health and healthy food choices indeed go hand in hand. All these years it was assumed that sugar was the culprit causing tooth decay, and patients were advised by dentists to avoid sweets, especially sticky ones like chocolates.But that’s not all !! Understanding the whole process of tooth decay in relation to foods is a surprise in itself. Good nutrition certainly contributes to overall good health, but cannot ensure tha... Read more

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY - INDIA'S BIGGEST HEALTH CONCERN

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Childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate and it can put shackles in the growth of the nation. As responsible citizens, the health of the future generation is in our hands.  "Baby fat", "chubby baby" are no more fancy statements 41 million in 2016 41 million infants and young children were overweight or obese. 124 millionchildren and adolescents are obese – a tenfold increase in the last four decades. Nearly 1 in 5childre... Read more

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5 Benefits and quick ways to Include the Nutritious Indian Gooseberry - Amla!

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                                       Amla is known as Indian Gooseberry. Amla is well- known for a number of health benefits because of its highest  vitamin C content. It is a fruit with excellent antioxidant properties and immense therapeutic potentials. Most commonly consumed in form of sweet preparations traditionally called as murrabba, it can be eaten along with meals or consumed early morning which is said to enhance its the... Read more

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Reading nutrition labels on packed foods- A smart puzzle to healthy life

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Playing games is the favorite pass time for all kids especially for young children when introduced to the world of games. Reading nutrition labels for children is one such puzzle that not only can intrigue a child to take interest in, but can help parents inculcate the sense of right and wrong foods into their young ones, surely at a very young age. What are nutrition labels? Nutrition labels are small printed tabular charts se... Read more

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Foods to fight the heat: keep your kids cool this summer

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Its Summer time folks… Along with the enchanting sights and sounds that summertime brings, comes the season of flowers and fruits. The perennial plants grow and flowers bloom beautifully during these months. Summer is thus also called the fruiting season. Many vines, shrubs, trees and flowering plants produce fleshy fruit and vegetables. A wide range of fresh seasonal produce is locally available in the markets and we must take adv... Read more

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Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and its role in children’s diet

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Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered adequate by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy people in each age-stage and sex-group.Since it is age and gender specific, RDA is different for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women and adults. RDA takes in to account individual variation in nutrient need a... Read more

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Importance Of Maintaining A Food Diary For Children

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What is a Food Diary? A food diary is a detailed daily record of the food and beverages one consumes over a certain period, typically kept as a means of tracking calorie consumption or identifying habitual eating patterns. Why should you maintain a food diary for your child? Maintaining a daily food diary throws light on the foods consumed over a period of a day, week or month and helps parents in understanding their child’s... Read more

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How to make an ideal breakfast for a child

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What is an ideal breakfast for my child? This is one of the most frequently asked questions to Pediatric Nutritionists by parents. Considering that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, our team of Pediatric nutritionists at FitterFly have come up with guidelines to help the parents compose a proper wholesome nutrient rich breakfast before he leaves for school. An ideal breakfast for a child must include the followin... Read more

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How To Make Healthy School Tiffins For Children

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Have you ever realised where the word “Tiifin” originates from? It is derived from English colloquial or slang tiffing meaning to take a little drink, which in the rule of British India over the decades became naturalised among Anglo-Indians to mean luncheon. Hence, Tiffin came gradually to denote a light midday meal. The word “Tiffin” brings about a range of emotions in mothers as they strive to make child’s snack box the healt... Read more

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Foods To Improve Haemoglobin Levels In Children

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Doctor! Can u tell me how do I improve my child’s haemoglobin?? Well, Pediatricians hear this question way too frequently in their clinics. Our pediatric nutritionist team at Fitterfly intends to help you unfold the fact files towards boosting your child’s haemoglobin levels just by going the natural way with easy food tips. Haemoglobin is the pigment that gives blood its colour. If the blood cells are removed, then the resulti... Read more

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Increase Your Child’s Appetite Naturally With Powerful Kitchen Foods

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“Mom I am not hungry” is the most common response of a child when asked to have meals. Children have a physical need for food considering the rapid years of growth and development. But when the instinct to have food is missing, it hits an alarm to parents that a measure must be taken to avoid this situation arising daily at home. What causes poor appetite in children? Child appetite is function of many influences. The most comm... Read more

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